Archive - Mar 31, 2013
Last week, The Spirit's Larry McGuire sat down with Gary Conrad to discuss the recently finalized contract between the Punxsutawney Area School District and the Punxsutawney Area Education Association (PAEA).
For the interview, see Monday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â What is Autism? That is the question that runs through the minds of many individuals.
And the answer is: autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are terms for a complex neurological disorder that is characterized by communication difficulties, social impairment and repetitive behaviors.
Children who are autistic may have difficulties with motor coordination or attention span, have trouble sleeping and potty training and have intellectual disabilities.
PUNXSUTAWNEY âÂ The Punxsutawney chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently named a pair of essay winners â PAHS senior Alexa Shaffer for the DAR Good Citizen Award and SS.C.D. School seventh-grader Kaitlin Nicole Doverspike for the DAR American History Essay Contest.
According to the letter read at the presentation, Shaffer's involvement in a number of community extends from school to church to community and made her an excellent choice for a "Good Citizen."
Sara Marie Shields Rhodes Webb, 91, changed her address to Heaven on March 30, 2013, while visiting in Ohio.
Sara was born on a farm in Mahaffey, the daughter of Myrl and Jane Shields. Her home for the past 52 years has been New Jersey.
Sara worked as a waitress many years while raising her four children.
She loved her God, her family and her garden. She attended the Rockaway Reformed Church.
Sara was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Webb; a son, Harry Rhodes of Maryland; and a daughter, Nancy Rhodes Diethorne of Pennsylvania.